A Prayer for the New Year from the District Chairs

Friday 01 January 2021

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The District Chairs hope that 2021 will be a year of healing and new opportunities for the communities that we serve. When we make our Covenant promises we are reminded that we continue to have faith in God, in both the good times and the challenging times; and we commit ourselves to remain faithful, as God remains faithful to us. As the writer to the Thessalonians reminds us, we are to rejoice always, to pray without ceasing and to give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for us all.

So as we go forward together in love, faith and fellowship, here is a prayer of praise that we might use in this New Year.


Creator God, we praise you
for this New Year,
for opportunities to worship, together or 'on-line',
for this moment in our lives.

Creator God, we praise you
for all that you have made,
for all that you have given,
for all that you have promised.

Redeemer God, we praise you
for the new life found in Christ,
for the chance to begin again,
for the story of salvation.

Redeemer God, we praise you
for your grace that is without limit,
for your love which knows no end,
for your living among us.

Sustainer God, we praise you
for the gift of your Spirit,
for the outpouring of your love,
for the fruits of our relationship with you.

Sustainer God, we praise you
for your open embrace of all,
for your infections joy,
for your presence in our lives.
Amen

With blessings

Micky, Nigel and Jongi
Chairs of the London District of the Methodist Church

A Prayer for the New Year from the District Chairs - 01 Jan 2021